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Message 997695 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 1:14:39 UTC

Had a nice evening......
Ran into some good old friends at the tavvy that I had not seen for years.
The kind that bring a cheer to your soul.
The best kind of friends. Not the kind that turn their backs at the drop of a hat, or who happens to be buying the next round. The real kind.

I don't really miss the tavvy life all that much.....
I spent way too many years of my life hanging out in the bars.
It served my at the time, but did not serve me well.
I shoot a mean game of stick, and drank for free most of the time. My friends usually gave me a kinda dirty kind of look when I walked in the door, because they knew who would probably hold the table for the rest of the night.
But, they were my friends.......the real kind.

So......if some of you might understand.
This is my tavvy now. And although I have a few detractors now and again....
I also have a lot of friends.....

And you are the real kind.


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Message 997713 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 2:25:27 UTC

I know who I am and am not.......



The reasons for my life are not given to some.......

Sometimes not even to me.....LOL.

But....I bull through life like there are no wall.

You see,,,,,,,,it's.......Tradition.........
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Message 997738 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 3:11:34 UTC

Mark, Id say get the surgery. And like others have said, find out what the upgraded implants are , and if the extra costs will be worth it.

I have a cataract in my left eye that they think is the fast growing kind. I will find out next month. It has allready affected my vision. I will have the surgery when the Dr. says its time. In my line of work I have to be able to read my micrometers and calipers or I have no job.

I know you will do what needs to be done. Best wishes.
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Message 997793 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 5:23:17 UTC

Like I told you before to Mark, my mom had it done, and she was so happy she got it done. It was WELL worth the time and money. Start getting stuff done now, the longer you wait, the more damage that could happen. Your kitties need ya bro.
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Message 997826 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 9:25:57 UTC - in response to Message 997738.
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Mark, Id say get the surgery. And like others have said, find out what the upgraded implants are , and if the extra costs will be worth it.

I have a cataract in my left eye that they think is the fast growing kind. I will find out next month. It has allready affected my vision. I will have the surgery when the Dr. says its time. In my line of work I have to be able to read my micrometers and calipers or I have no job.

I know you will do what needs to be done. Best wishes.

Wish you well with it.

I will be talking with the HR people at work next week to see exactly what my insurance will and will not do for me.

This is expensive stuff.
The basic charges for the surgery alone are about $8,700......most of which my insurance should cover, less deductible. And that is for one eye. The other eye is a separate procedure, which I suspect the insurance company will consider a second operation rather than part of the first. Hence, another deductible.
And that is for 'basic' lens implants.....which only give you distance vision back. I need to see up close for my job....
The full range implants are 'out of pocket'. About $2,000 per eye out of pocket...and I don't happen to have deep pockets anymore.

And before some other idiot comes in here and blasts me for 'whining' about it...

Walk a mile in my shoes, bud. Walk a mile in my shoes.

I cry here in the forums now and again.....but, that is because I have friends here who seem to understand me most of the time. And I need the support.

You should be so lucky.

I'm gonna sort it somehow. Been talking to my dear ol' Dad to see if he can somehow help me out. Like James here, if I can't see, I can't work. As an electrician who wires fire trucks for a living, I need to poke little wires into itty bitty connectors all day long....

Right now it is becoming quite a struggle, as with one eye only, depth perception is nada. I have been adapting to doing some of it by touch...the way I hold the wire and the connector. Grasp the wire at the correct insertion length, and slide the connector up my finger to meet it. A little awkward, but it works. And I check every crimp by gently tugging on it afterwards.

If it ever gets to the point that I cannot trust my work, I am done.
Building fire trucks is a serious business, and I would never put some other person's life in jeopardy because I could not do my job at 100%.
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Message 997831 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 9:37:53 UTC


Mark you have to do what you have to do.
For me there is no question.
Like many others said get the surgery.

Only thats important.

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Message 997849 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 11:11:51 UTC

Id rather see.


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Message 997858 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 11:47:57 UTC

Just had to keep at me, yeah?

I've walked 2 miles in your shoes dude. I don't have the luxury of affording 6-7 computers, as i get a whole 300 dollars a week for my family and kids. House, car, bike payment. $8000 in solicitors fees in the past 18 or so months. I didn't need to ask the world what the right thing to do was. Common sense dictated that.

When something bothers me, i "whine" to my family and friends. Not air it to the world. I should be so lucky? My friends are near where i live, family at home.

Compared to you, in that respect, i have an overabundance of luck.
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Message 997859 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 11:54:36 UTC - in response to Message 997858.

Just had to keep at me, yeah?

I've walked 2 miles in your shoes dude. I don't have the luxury of affording 6-7 computers, as i get a whole 300 dollars a week for my family and kids. House, car, bike payment. $8000 in solicitors fees in the past 18 or so months. I didn't need to ask the world what the right thing to do was. Common sense dictated that.

When something bothers me, i "whine" to my family and friends. Not air it to the world. I should be so lucky? My friends are near where i live, family at home.

Compared to you, in that respect, i have an overabundance of luck.

You just don't give up, do you?
You have NOT walked in my shoes.
House, car, bike payment........WTF?
Those are things you chose to take on.........

I am looking at losing my freaking sight, and you make jest of it????????

You can take the hike I suggested, or take the wrath of my friends here, of which I have many.

I suspect you will have little support in your quest to diss me.
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Message 997865 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 12:24:54 UTC

Just had to keep at me, yeah?
snip, snip, yak yak.


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Message 997874 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 12:59:20 UTC

In no way have i made fun of your current affliction. I may have said a few things untoward, and unwarranted. For that i apologize.

My proposal was a simple one. You have far too many computers. Sell them. Money for an operation appears. Now that's an easy remedy. Would your world come to an end with less computers? Doubtful.

And your problem would be solved.

On a side note, what's with the threat? The wrath of your friends? Wtf is that about? Being ignored, banned? Dude, my life would go on unphased, unchanged.

I come here to read some interesting posts from time to time. I enjoy doing that.
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Message 997911 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 15:21:37 UTC

From experience a few years ago when there was a similar situation, with several posters getting up the noses of a considerable group. We learnt the hard way the best approach was to post around the tormentors.

Leave their posts visible in the thread, for completeness, but post around them as if their post was not there. I am sure after a time repeating-and-repeating their mantra they will get fed up with being ignored and move on.

For those who cannot stop reacting, and giving succor for the next disagreeable post, the Forum has provided a means. This is to go to -

/Your Account/Community Preferences/Message Filtering/Filter User - Ignore message board posts and private messages from these users/

Now enter their user ID in the oblong box, then click on "Add user to filter". Finally, click on Update, just below the User ID number box.

The only bit of any of his posts you will see will be the bits where another poster reacts and quotes him.
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Message 997938 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 16:37:04 UTC

Well, not been on the site for a few days, but read of your eye problem with sympathy Mark. There is only one decision to make, how quickly to get the operation. Go for the best you can afford. Give up the ciggies, switch off most of your crunchers and turn off the lights. Your sight is very precious.

My wife had a retinal detachment 5 years ago and had eye surgery, that put her at high risk of a cataract and she got that done last year. she was phlegmatic about it, although I was like a cat on a hot tin roof. She is one brave lady. Her eyesight is now reasonable and she can get on with life.

So .... go for it.

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Message 997941 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 16:49:06 UTC - in response to Message 997874.
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In no way have i made fun of your current affliction. I may have said a few things untoward, and unwarranted. For that i apologize.

My proposal was a simple one. You have far too many computers. Sell them. Money for an operation appears. Now that's an easy remedy. Would your world come to an end with less computers? Doubtful.

And your problem would be solved.

On a side note, what's with the threat? The wrath of your friends? Wtf is that about? Being ignored, banned? Dude, my life would go on unphased, unchanged.

I come here to read some interesting posts from time to time. I enjoy doing that.

I accept your apology..........if that is what you have proffered.


You would do well to accept other people's sufferings for what they are, my friend.

Come together... Over me........
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Message 998125 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 2:07:02 UTC
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Hmmmmmmmmm...

I wish to say, if I could have my way,
that things would be different than they are.
I would try to have everything so fine
and life would be simple for me.

But, it isn't. It just isn't.

So I come here and carp and whine to the rest of you,
hoping for some solace.
And the true friends I have here understand that, and offer much compassion.

Some, on the other hand, seem to think my constant requests for friendship are a bother to them.

So, don't respond..........

This is a public forum, and as such, I have every right to post every word that I perceive to be in my best interest. And if I am incorrect, there are mods that have been given the duty to remove my words.

I have made many friends here........and the few that don't consider me a friend......well, maybe one day they will come around too.

I cry, I wander, I post too much......
But, I am ME........
msattler, the kittyman..usually kind of word, and gentle of touch.

You should come to know me better, those who call me down.
I can be a paradox at times, I know.
I say one thing and then go off in a different direction.

The love of my life, Lori, is vexed by me constantly. And it should not be so.

I have a dead eye......and dealing with it frightens me. Is it so wrong that I should say so?
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Message 998126 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 2:33:34 UTC
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A song before I go.......
Something I must share with those that care.

You know, you take such good care of me.

Something Fine...acoustic version

Jackson Browne......Something Fine.

You know.......it's taken it's share of me.
Even though, you take such good care of me.

You said you loved me, and that just made me smile.........

Has not been that easy for a long, long, while.

A long, long while.
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Message 998132 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 3:00:06 UTC
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I share what I can........
I give what I must.
My trials are shared with those whom I trust.

I give all I have to my friends here and there.
My life, and my opinions I openly share.

I hold little back......for to do so would be
an affront to my wisdom and contradictory.

All I offer is all that I have.
Nothing held back here........
And of that I am glad.



You see, it's all true,
whatever you may think.
I just offer up my thoughts and then
you may toss then in the sink.

But, that's ok with me.........
Because, mostly, you respond so carefully.
Someone said she loved me,
And that made me smile.
Have not been told that I have been loved
for a long, long, while.

I have been told a lotta things lately.....
but 'I love you' has not been one of them.

And I needed to hear that.........
For a long, long while.
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Message 998134 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 3:12:29 UTC
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You know, it's taken it's share of me............

Papers outside the door......seems I can't remember what they're for.

The world outside it tugging, like a begger at my sleeve.
It will not quit, it will not stop
Like myself, I do believe.

I used to have a taste of Something Fine.

I will let Jackson tell you the rest.
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Message 998136 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 3:14:35 UTC

Good night Mark.
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Message 998137 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 3:16:21 UTC - in response to Message 998136.
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Good night Mark.

G'night Uli..........


The papers lay there helplessly,
Piled outside of my front door
And I've tried and tried, but can't decide
exactly what they're for.

The world outside is tugging.
Like a beggar at my sleeve.
And you know.......it's takken it's share of me.
(my own lyrics follow)

You know, it's taken it's share of me......
A bit of life it tears from me at will
I have not smiled a bit you see, 'cux life has had a chill.


I try to smile, but easy it does not come....
Some think is should be so, but I am not the one.


I go now because I must.

I will sleep the sleep of kitties now......

I must.


Still love you.`

I asked for love.........
The call's unanswered still.
I suppose I can dream,
but it leaves me little hope and will

Some call me names,
Call me what they will.

You could say you love me
'Cuz that would make me smile.

For no one's said they've loved me..

For a long, long, while.
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